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John Wood Building student accommodation

John Wood Building accommodation is for first year undergraduates and pre-sessional students in summer, located in the heart of the city centre.

Key features of John Wood Building

Some of the benefits of living here include:

About this accommodation

John Wood Building accommodation has 81 bedrooms for first-year undergraduates.

Located in the city centre, John Wood Building is just a short walk from a large supermarket, plus all of Bath's main shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment.

The accommodation is a 7 minute walk from our city centre student hub, The Virgil Building.

The nearest bus stop is conveniently located just a few minutes' walk away. It takes around 20 minutes on the U1 bus to reach campus.

Find out more about the bus routes, times and passes.

John Wood Court has a secure living environment with swipe card access to the buildings, to help make you feel safe and at home. There's also secure bike storage nearby.

There is a launderette by the reception area of John Wood, so you don't have to leave the complex to do your laundry.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

Accommodation Prices

Find out how much it costs to live in John Wood Building and compare with our other undergraduate accommodation options.

Rooms in John Wood Building cost between £78 and £185 per week. There are 85 rooms in John Wood Building with 52 en-suite rooms priced at £185.

Sharing a room is a great way to get a reduced price on your accommodation. There are shared bedrooms in John Wood Building priced at £78.


The bedrooms in John Wood Building give you everything you need to work, rest and relax.

A bedroom in John Wood Building

There are:

  • 62 en-suite rooms
  • 15 standard rooms
  • two shared rooms (each shared by two people)

Each room has:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • mattress protector
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • bookshelves
  • noticeboard

En-suite rooms also have en-suite shower facilities and an armchair.

See a full list of what's provided in your accommodation.

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a large bright communal kitchen, perfect for cooking meals and socialising with your flatmates. The kitchens are shared by seven to ten people.

A shared kitchen in John Wood Building

In the kitchen you will find everything you need for preparing meals:

  • electric hobs
  • oven
  • grill
  • fridge-freezer
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • plenty of cupboard storage space
  • dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

There is also a dining table and chairs, for eating dinner together and socialising.

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for John Wood Building. This is an example, not all bedrooms are exactly the same.

A bedroom floor plan for John Wood Building


John Wood Building is one block with four floors and 29 bedrooms on each.

Your room details contain your building, floor and room number.

For example, the room number J4.05 means you are located in John Wood Building, fourth floor, room five.

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in John Wood Building.

If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our on-campus accommodation.

Included in the accommodation package

The variety of benefits included in the price of your accommodation.

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.

Hall Representatives

At the start of the academic year you can elect a Hall Representative.

The Students’ Union supports Hall Representatives to organise social and community-building events.

Hall Representatives collect student feedback about living in the accommodation. They discuss this with the University and the Students’ Union to make sure your voices are heard.

Student Living Ambassadors

Settling into your new home at University, building relationships, cooking meals and cleaning with your housemates can be daunting, but your Student Living Ambassadors are here to help.

The Student Living Ambassadors are friendly faces to help out with any queries or concerns you may have, as well as running social activities and making sure you're aware of the latest events and updates.

They regularly check-in with you and your flatmates via Microsoft Teams calls. However, if you need help or advice with life in halls, you can schedule a one-to-one call with a Student Living Ambassador at any time by contacting

Find out if you're eligible to apply for this accommodation

Apply to live in John Wood Building


Speak to our accommodation team.